How To Create Cell Phone Menu Item


I love the Apps I can install on my cell phone. They make it easy to open the applications I use on a regular basis. Then there are the sites that do not have cell phone Apps that I have to open in the browser and enter their URL or search for them every time I need to access them. 

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android you can find any page on the net you need easy access to and create a menu item on your home screen giving you one-click access. 

iPhone

browser

If you are using an iPhone, you need to use the native browser, Safari. 

locate-page

Open the browser and access the page on the Internet you want quick access to. My page is cccgc.info, a non-profit I volunteer at helping people with their computer issues here in Florida. 


send-to

Click the Send To button.

add-to-home

Scroll to save on the home screen by clicking Add to Home Screen.

add-title

Add a title to identify it on the home screen.

link-creatd

There is now an icon for quick access to that page. 


Android

locate-page

Open the page in the Chrome browser, then click the menu button (three verticle dots).

add-to-home

Choose Add to Home screen.

add-title

Add a title to the menu item, then click Add.

link-created

There is now an icon for quick access to that page.


Summary 

Adding menu items to my home screen has allowed me to get quickly to the pages I frequent. I hope it is useful for you as well.  

Dick

About the Author

Dick Evans

Dick Evans has been in the tech industry for more than fifty years. Beginning his career in the '60s on IBM mainframes, he has been a Programmer, a Data Processing Manager (now called Information Systems Manager), a Consultant, an Assistant Professor, and a Writer. He has been published in a number of computer publications and has spoken at conferences here in the US and abroad. He is currently retired from the faculty at Rhode Island College and consulting/writing part-time, holding teaching seminars, and maintaining a number of Web sites. He maintains a blog with technical “stuff” and has a Web site at rwevans.com.

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